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Pro D day at work today.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Yay, I got to sleep in an extra hour this morning. We are closed to the public today as we have a Professional Development day at work. This is a day where we will evaluate the past year, set goals for the next year, get our 3 year plan in place and general come up to speed on all new developments in our line of work. It will be a long day for me, as despite getting to sleep in an extra hour, I still have to be at work before everyone else to get things set up and then I need to stay longer than usual as we won't be done until 5pm. It should be an interesting day though.

My positives:
One more of my online purchases arrived yesterday. Yay. One more to make an appearance and I will have received all that I've ordered so far.
I've got a weekend ahead of me.
It's Fabulous Friday.
I got to sleep in an extra hour this morning.
I've upped my exercise routine in the morning. Getting back on track with my stretches.
A successful vendor meeting yesterday at work.
Time change this weekend...although I still believe it is a silly thing to thing that by changing the time we somehow make daylight hours longer, it will mean and extra hour of sleeping this weekend!

Have a great and wonderful day,

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BUSYBRE 11/4/2011 4:42PM

    Internet shopping - what a brilliant idea! I've done a little and am going to google a few things - now that I'm somewhat stuck in the house for a few more days but up and about inside - it could make good use of time! Thanks for sharing that!

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SNUGLBUNIE 11/4/2011 8:13AM

    An extra hour of sleep is always good especially on a Friday. Have a good PD day Wanda and a good weekend!!!!

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Woke up this morning with a renewed vigor!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

I woke up this morning with a renewed vigor...almost scared myself! *grin*
I have been much to lax of late and need to get back into the routine of exercising. The eating part is generally pretty good, but the exercising has fallen off considerably. Time to get it ramped up once again.

Now that the new flooring is in the basement, I am hoping to get the Tv and the Wii set back up as well as make a nice spot for my exercise ball and equipment. Like the "Field of Dreams", if you build it, they (I) will come!

I have a meeting this morning with a potential new vendor, orders to get placed and then tomorrow will be a busy day with Professional Development Day at work. We will be discussing the fact that we now have a whole year under our belts in the new library, what is working, what isn't etc. We will also be discussing the new Hayes system of classification for employees that the county wants us to move to. Much to discuss, learn about and implement.

My Positives:

Two of my online purchases arrived yesterday. I'm thrilled with them and looking forward to giving them out. One of the gifts is a guitar pick punch, which I'm giving to Q...he will be able to make guitar picks out of any sturdy plastic.(old gift cards, plastic milk jugs etc.) Very handy for a guy who is always misplacing his picks!
A renewed energy this morning...even got some gentle squats in this morning. Stairs at work will also provide me with some exercise today as I know I will be having several trips up and down them in the course of today.
A nice sleep last night. I was so tired that I went to bed at 8:30 and slept right through until 4:00 this morning. I'm actually ready to face the day today. Amazing what getting at least 7 hours sleep in a night does for you!
It's Lexie's birthday today and I remembered! I have 7 birthdays this month that I need to remember to shout out Happy Birthdays to.

So blessed in so many ways. Thank you Lord and Universe.


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BUSYBRE 11/3/2011 2:03PM

    Love the idea of a guitar punch - wouldn't life be great it we had a 'punch' for everything we misplaced! Just saying ...

(I've crept out from under my rock today to take a little peek at things after my dental surgery ... I've been going a little stir crazy laying about not eating much but a lot of mush) ... hip hip hooray for renewed vigor!

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MAURIZIA 11/3/2011 12:53PM

    Wanda, I could use some of that renewed vigor today! Got home about 11 PM - way past my usual bedtime of 8 or 8:30 - since John & I went to see the "Les Miserables" at our local theater last evening. :/

Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love.

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SNUGLBUNIE 11/3/2011 7:53AM

    That is exactly what I did with my basement Wanda and it works for me anyway. Have a great day.

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Minus two, but no snow yet YAY!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

It's a balmy minus two this morning and not expected to warm up to much during the daytime. Time to haul the winter jackets out as well as the mittens and hats.

Time to also stock up on oatmeal and creme of wheat for nice hot breakfasts too. I like both of them because I don't need to have milk with them to make them edible.

Two of my online ordered Christmas gifts arrived yesterday and I was able to squirrel them away without anyone seeing. Hopefully the other two will arrive this week also.

My positives:
Friends and family.
It's hump day and the work week is a short one with having Professional Development day on Friday.
Hearing from Nancy Jane yesterday was a highlight of my day.
Also hearing from Mauri and knowing that she is safe and sound.
Plans for our staff Christmas party are well underway and so far the response from staff members has been great.
Living with a grateful heart.

Have a wonderful and blessed day today.


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YOYONOMORE1 11/2/2011 7:12PM

    We had another nice day, got up to 60, but we have rain moving in, but it looks like another warm up for Fri. & Sat. which will be good for our holiday church bazaar. I fought with my carpet cleaner most of the afternoon and I hate to say it but it won and is not working, will try and find a repair shop tomorrow. It sounds like you had a pretty nice day. Friday is almost here.


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SNUGLBUNIE 11/2/2011 7:50AM

    Today is suppose to go up to 13 degrees here, but then I guess we are getting your cooler weather as it is dipping down. All my winter stuff is ready to go :( Have a great day!

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Happy day after Halloween!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I wish I could say that now that Halloween is done so is the all the candy! Unfortunately around my place of work, everyone seems to bring in their left over candy on a regular basis and then we have all the Christmas treats that start coming. Tis the season of "saying no" to all those treats!

We didn't have more than about 30 kids at our door last night, which is great on one hand, but not so good on the other. It fluctuates so much from one year to the next that it is hard to judge how many treats you need to have on hand. This year though, the treats were a hit with all ages of kids as well as the parents. We gave out great little pots of play dough! Costco very early in the fall had them on sale specifically to give out at Halloween. Best idea ever! The comments were all very positive at the door, even from the big kids.

I have several little pots left over, which will make great little gifts at Christmas time .

My positives:

We heard from Lee yesterday and he is safe and sound.
Halloween is over for another year and I feel good about not contributing to the candy epidemic!
No snow yet, but it is forecast for this week.
I was able to choose healthier foods at our staff potluck yesterday. Although most of the food seemed to be very high calorie items, there were a few veggies and I walked away from any treats. YAY me.
A new day and a new month begins.

Have a wonderful day, concentrate on all the things that you are doing right!


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TURKEYCALLER 11/2/2011 5:02AM

    Ahhhh...the candy. Sounds like you are on the right track to healthy choices. I had two Reeses peanut butter cups. Yummy!

Have a great week and a wonderful month of November. emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 11/1/2011 7:37PM

    I am glad Halloween is gone for another year, have a small amount of candy left but that's going over to oldest daughter's soon. I was so busy with cleaning today I didn't have time to think about food accept at meal times, now the front room smells so nice and fresh and more to do tomorrow. That was a great idea on the play dough, they get so much candy and some leftover to give at Christmas. I have baking to do later this week as our church bazaar is Fri. and Sat. and there are bake sales both days. I know I am making 4 doz. Russian Tea Cookies and one batch of fudge which makes a lot, other than that not sure. I see Nancy Jane was able to visit you too, I am so glad we have heard from her, hope her computer problem gets taken care of, really miss her. It was a beautiful fall day here, up in the high 50's and tomorrow we might see the 60's, woo hoo, I'll take it. Enjoy your evening.


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NJMATTICE 11/1/2011 6:34PM

    Happy November Wanda. It is a computer thing here. It just takes too much effort to do anything on it. I expect a good crashing any day now. So rather than bother with it, I have walked away. I just deleted over 200 unread emails! Things are going fine here. I have busied myself with fabric creating and running around doing the senior boy's bidding. I think of you daily and hope to let you know more often this month. Thanks for keeping me in mind.
Love you.

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SNUGLBUNIE 11/1/2011 8:16AM

    What a great idea and I think more people should do that instead of lots of candies. Have a great day Wanda.

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MAURIZIA 11/1/2011 7:41AM

    Love the idea of PlayDough in pots! Yea! We had our first sn*wfall of the season Saturday night into Sunday. I will never admit to saying for the first time I was glad since the events on Sunday got cancelled so I got my first 2 day weekend since July! Woohoo!


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JESSYVIRGINY 11/1/2011 7:05AM

    Happy to hear that your halloween went great. emoticon

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Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tonight all the little ghosts and goblins come knocking on the door. I love seeing the little ones all dressed up. Even the cat enjoys the event. She sits at the door watching everything that is happening. Quite funny to see her response. It's the one time of the year that she watches so closely.

We ended up with a very nice day outdoors yesterday. Above average temperature, sun and a great day for working outside. On the down side...we are heading into minus temperatures this week! No more above zero for us! (even during the daytime)

One of local based soldiers was killed in Kabul on Saturday. This is the same Battalion that my cousin is with. The only thing we know for sure is that Lee was not one of the fatalities, but we hadn't receive any word on whether he was injured or not. I will check Facebook when done here to see if there is an update. Thank the Good Lord for internet. Thank you also for all your prayers. This is Lee's 4th tour of duty and we hope his last, with him coming home safe and sound.

Watched on the news last the storm that hit eastern states areas. Wow, that's an unusual amount of wet snow so early in the year. Makes me glad that I finally have a cold storage room to keep a stockpile of things in. The only thing that I still need to make sure that we have is some bottled water for emergencies. We have been blessed with a small generator when Garry's dad passed away. His Dad had it vented and hooked up to their furnace in case of a power outage and Garry is hoping to get the same thing set up here.
Trusting that our Polly and all others are coping ok.

My positives:

No snow as yet.
Blessed with one more beautiful sunny day yesterday.
A good nights sleep last night, I'm ready to face the day.
The internet.
Having the Lord to lean upon and trust that He has a bigger plan for all things.
Being blessed in so many ways.

Have a great and wonderful Monday. I'm off to check and see if there is any word yet on Lee.


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LEXIE63 10/31/2011 3:44PM

    I hope all is well with Lee.
Happy Halloween!
Lex xxx

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SNUGLBUNIE 10/31/2011 11:25AM

    Happy Halloween Wanda and hope you have a great day!

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YOYONOMORE1 10/31/2011 10:28AM

    Hope you get positive news on Lee. I am looking forward to seeing all the different costumes tonight. I hope the situation out east gets better quickly. I am thinking of making me some healthy treats like ants on a log and apple wedges with peanut butter for this evening after the trick or treaters have all been and gone. Have a Happy Halloween.


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